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Andy Palmer is co-founder and CEO of Tamr, Inc. Palmer co-founded Tamr with fellow entrepreneur Michael Stonebraker, PhD, adjunct professor at MIT CSAIL, Ihab Ilyas, University of Waterloo; and others. Tamr was inspired by the research of leading computer scientists whose work was published in the paper "Data Curation at Scale: The Data Tamer System." Previously, Palmer was co-founder and founding CEO of Vertica Systems, a pioneering big data analytics company (acquired by HP). During his career as an entrepreneur, Palmer has served as founding investor, BOD member or advisor to more than 50 start-up companies. He also served as Global Head of Software Engineering and Architecture at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) and as a member of the start-up team and Senior Vice President of Operations and CIO at Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INFI). He earned undergraduate degrees in English, history and computer science from Bowdoin College, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.